January 6, 2009: Transition Team Defends CIA Choice, Reaches Out to Senate Chairwoman (CQPolitics.com)

  • "When we make the announcement, I think what people will see is, is that we are putting together a top-notch intelligence team that is not only going to assure that I get the best possible intelligence unvarnished, that the intelligence community is no longer geared toward telling the president what they think the president wants to hear, but instead are going to be delivering the information that the president needs to make critical decisions to keep the American people safe," he said.